From Seo Taiji and Boys To Wanna One, Here’s a List of Best Selling Albums In K-Pop History!

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Since the early days of K-Pop in the early 90s, K-Pop became a mainstream culture of Korean youth. Korean K-Pop groups are extremely popular since the early days and have reached even worldwide popularity recently. From the pioneers of Korean K-Pop, Seo Taiji and Boys until the most successful K-Pop group in recent years, BTS, K-Pop has managed to entice and entertain fans from all around the world. Seo Taiji and Boys are even considered the fathers of Korean culture within the Korean entertainment community. K-Pop can take credit for exporting Korean culture to the global audience and the global community.

Seo Taiji and Boys and a selected few of the K-Pop groups have sold over million copies of their music albums. Their popularity, especially in Asian countries is widely spread and their music is widely accepted. In this article, Channel Korea will provide you with details about the list of best-selling albums in K-Pop history. So, stay tuned!

BTS’ Wings

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BTS is the youngest group to enter the elite groups of Korean entertainers who have produced best-selling albums. BTS is a boy band formed by Star Hit Entertainment in 2013. BTS released Wings, their second studio album, on October 10th, 2016. The lead single for the album was “Blood Sweat and Tears.” The album consisted of 4 versions and 15 tracks. On February 13th, 2017, three new songs were added to Wings and the album was reissued as a repackage album titled You Never Walk Alone. The lead track from the repackage album was “Spring Day and Today.” Both Wings and You Never Walk Alone sold a total of 1.8 million copies worldwide. The Gaon Chart reckoned Wings as the best-selling album of 2016 in Korea.

Tracklist

Wings

No.

Title

Writer(s)

Producer(s)

Length

1. “Intro: Boy Meets Evil”
  • Pdogg
  • J-Hope
  • RM
Pdogg

2:01

2. ” Blood Sweat & Tears”
  • Pdogg
  • RM
  • Suga
  • J-Hope
  • “Hitman” Bang
  • Kim Do-hoon
Pdogg

3:37

3. “Begin” (solo by Jungkook)
  • Tony Esterly
  • David Quinones
  • RM
Tony Esterly

3:49

4. “Lie” (solo by Jimin)
  • DOCSKIM
  • SUMIN
  • “Hitman” Bang
  • Jimin
  • Pdogg
DOCSKIM

3:35

5. “Stigma” (solo by V)
  • Philtre
  • V
  • Slow Rabbit
  • “Hitman” Bang
Philtre

3:36

6. “First Love” (solo by Suga)
  • Miss Kay
  • SUGA
  • Miss Kay
  • SUGA

3:09

7. “Reflection” (solo by RM)
  • RM
  • Slow Rabbit
  • RM
  • Slow Rabbit

3:53

8. “MAMA” (solo by J-Hope)
  • Primary
  • Pdogg
  • J-Hope
  • Primary
  • Pdogg

3:32

9. “Awake” (solo by Jin)
  • Slow Rabbit
  • Jin
  • J-Hope
  • June
  • Pdogg
  • RM
  • “Hitman” Bang
Slow Rabbit

3:46

10. “Lost” (song by Jungkook, V, Jimin, Jin)
  • Pdogg
  • Supreme Boi
  • Peter Ibsen
  • Richard Rawson
  • Lee Paul Williams
  • RM
  • June
Pdogg

4:01

11. “BTS Cypher Pt. 4” (song by RM, J-Hope, Suga)
  • Chris ‘Tricky’ Stewart
  • Medor J. Pierre
  • RM
  • J-Hope
  • SUGA
  • Chris ‘Tricky’ Stewart
  • Medor J. Pierre

4:54

12. “Am I Wrong” (Keb’ Mo’s “Am I Wrong’s” sample)
  • Keb’ Mo’
  • Sam Klempner
  • James Reynolds
  • Josh Wilkinson
  • RM
  • Supreme Boi
  • Gaeko
  • Pdogg
  • ADORA
  • Keb’ Mo’
  • Sam Klempner
  • James Reynolds
  • Josh Wilkinson

3:33

13. “21st Century Girls”
  • Pdogg
  • “Hitman” Bang
  • RM
  • Supreme Boi
Pdogg

3:12

14. ” Two! Three! [Still Wishing For Better Days])
  • Slow Rabbit
  • Pdogg
  • “Hitman” Bang
  • RM
  • J-Hope
  • SUGA
  • Slow Rabbit
  • Pdogg

4:32

15. “Interlude: Wings”
  • Pdogg
  • ADORA
  • RM
  • J-Hope
  • SUGA
Pdogg

2:24

Total length:

53:34

 

You Never Walk Alone

  • No.

Title

Writer(s)

Producer(s)

  • Length

  • 16.
  • ” Spring Day”
  • Pdogg
  • RM
  • ADORA
  • “Hitman” Bang
  • Arlissa Ruppert
  • Peter Ibsen
  • SUGA
  • Pdogg
  • 4:34

  • 17.
  • “Not Today”
  • Pdogg
  • “Hitman” Bang
  • RM
  • Supreme Boi
  • June
  • Pdogg
  • 3:51

  • 18.
  • “Outro: Wings” (Interlude: Wings’ remake)
  • Pdogg
  • ADORA
  • RM
  • J-Hope
  • SUGA
  • Pdogg
  • 3:45

  • 19.
  • “A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone”
  • Pdogg
  • “Hitman” Bang
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
  • Supreme Boi
  • Pdogg
  • 2:36

  • Total length:
  • 66:18

 

Seo Taiji and Boys – Seo Taiji and Boys II

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Seo Taiji and Boys was a legendary music group. Its members were Seo Taiji, Yang Hyun-suk, and Lee Juno. They started a new wave of Korean hip-hop music and introduced rap in pop songs. Seo Taiji and Boys was formed in 1992 but disbanded in 1996. The group debuted on April 11th, 1992, by performing their debut song “I Know” on an MBC talent show. Seo Taiji and Boys produced 4 albums and each sold more than 1 million copies.

Seo Taiji and Boys II is their second studio album. It was released on June 21st, 1993. The album sold more than 2.2 million copies. The leading track “Anyhow” became a very popular song.

Tracklist

Seo Taiji and Boys II

No. Title Length
1. “Yo! Taiji” 0:51
2. “Anyhow Song” 5:15
3. “Our Own Memories” 3:52
4. “Swamp of Death” 3:28
5. “To You” 4:36
6. “Who Am I” 4:05
7. “Last Festival” 4:38
8. “Our Own Memories (Instrumental)” 3:52

 

 

EXO – Don’t Mess Up My Tempo (Full & RG)

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EXO is a Korean boy band, though some of its members are Chinese. It was formed by SM Entertainment in 2011. EXO started as a 12-member boy band but three of its members left. EXO is a highly influential Korean boy band and has released its albums in Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese.

EXO’s sixth album, Don’t Mess Up My Tempo was released on November 2nd, 2018. Uniquely, the album is available in 4 different types of tempo. It reached number one on the Korean music chart. The album sold more than 1.2 million copies. EXO is considered as one of the elite boy bands for being able to sell a total of over 10 million copies of their albums.

Tracklist

Don’t Mess Up My Tempo

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. “Tempo”
  • Penomeco
  • MZMC
  • Yoo Young-jin
  • JQ
  • Jamil “Digi” Chammas
  • Leven Kali
  • Tay Jasper
  • Adrian Mckinnon
  • MZMC
Jamil “Digi” Chammas 3:44
2. “Sign”
  • JQ
  • Mola (makeumine works)
  • Harvey Mason Jr.
  • Kevin Randolph
  • Patrick J. Que Smith
  • Dewain Whitmore
  • Britt Burton
  • Andrew Hey
  • Harvey Mason Jr.
  • Kevin Randolph
3:13
3. “Ooh La La La” Hwang Yoo-bin
  • Jamil ‘Digi’ Chammas
  • Andrew Bazzi
  • Justin Lucas
  • Anthony Pavels
  • MZMC
  • Jamil ‘Digi’ Chammas
  • Justin Lucas
3:07
4. “Gravity”
  • Chanyeol
  • Kim Min-jung
  • LDN Noise
  • Deez
  • Adrian Mckinnon
LDN Noise 3:54
5. “With You”
  • Chanyeol
  • Kim Min-ji
  • Chanyeol
  • Sons of Sonix
  • Varren Wade
  • Aston Merrygold
Sons of Sonix 3:08
6. “24/7” Kenzie
  • Harvey Mason Jr.
  • The Wavys
  • The Wildcardz
  • Aaron Berton
  • Andrew Hey
  • The Wavys
  • The Wildcardz
4:03
7. “Bad Dream” Seo Ji-eum
  • Mike Daley
  • Mitchell Owens
  • Bianca “Blush” Atterberry
  • Deez
  • Mike Daley
  • Mitchell Owens
3:56
8. “Damage” Shin Jin-hye (Jam Factory)
  • LDN Noise
  • Deez
  • Adrian Mckinnon
LDN Noise 3:29
9. “Smile On My Face”
  • JQ
  • Park Ji-hee
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Iain James
  • Samuel Jensen
Brian Kennedy 3:38
10. “Oasis” Jo Yoon-kyung
  • Kevin White
  • Mike Woods
  • Andrew Bazzi
  • MZMC
Rice n’ Peas 3:14
11. “Tempo”  (Chinese version) Arys Chien
  • Jamil “Digi” Chammas
  • Leven Kali
  • Tay Jasper
  • Adrian Mckinnon
  • MZMC
Jamil “Digi” Chammas 3:44
Total length:

39:17

 

g.o.d – Chapter 4: Road

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g.o.d is a Korean pop music group that was formed in 1999 and became hugely popular in early 2000. g.o.d stands for Groove Over Dose and consists of 4 members. One of its members departed in 2005 causing a long hiatus in g.o.d’s activity. g.o.d is considered as the most legendary K-Pop group for successfully producing various hit songs and selling over a million copies of their music albums.

g.o.d released their fourth album, Chapter 4: Road, on November 15th, 2001. It was their second album to reach a record selling of over 1 million copies. The leading track of the fourth album is “Road.” The album received three awards for album of the year.

Tracklist

Chapter 4: Road

No.

Title

Length

1.

“Intro”

1:17

2.

“Road”

3:46

3.

“Again”

4:43

4.

“Fool”

3:57

5.

“The Place Where You Should Be”

3:40

6.

“Sad Love”

3:46

7.

“I Know”

4:05

8.

“You Don’t Know”

4:20

9.

“I’m a Man (narration by Kim Jung-eun)”

4:05

10.

“Let’s Go (featuring Lim Jeong-hee

4:10

11.

“134-14”

3:28

12.

“The Reason Why I Can’t Leave”

4:10

13.

“Road” (instrumental)

3:46